Category Religion

7 Insights from Love & Responsibility

Utilitarian attitudes weaken the foundation of friendships Utilitarianism affects the way we live out our relationships. We view our relationships in terms of how useful this person in achieving my goals, or in terms of how “fun” I will have. In practice, this means we fail to commit. For example, if we are invited to a […]

Excerpts on Buddhism from Silence

Silence (沈黙 Chinmoku?) is a 1966 novel of historical fiction by Japanese author Shūsaku Endō. It is the story of a Jesuit missionary sent to 17th century Japan, who endures persecution in the time of Kakure Kirishitan (“Hidden Christians”) that followed the defeat of the Shimabara Rebellion. “Well, then, let me ask a question.” Opening […]